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O!PLAY MINI PLUS

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  • Page 1: User Manual

    HD Media Player O!PLAY MINI PLUS User Manual e7266_oplayminiplus_contents.ind1 1 3/2/12 11:00:35 AM...

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    Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Safety information ..................v License notice and trademark acknowledgement for Dolby Digital ..vii License notice and trademark acknowledgement for DTS 2.0+ Digital Out™ ..............vii About this user guide ................vii Chapter 1: Getting started Welcome ....................1-1 Package contents ..................

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    USB storage device ............... 4-4 Remote Control ................4-4 Firmware Updates ................4-4 Wired, Wi-Fi, and Internet connections .......... 4-5 Operation/function failure ............... 4-7 Appendices Notices .......................A-1 GNU General Public License ..............A-2 ASUS contact information ...............A-8 e7266_oplayminiplus_contents.ind4 4 3/2/12 11:00:36 AM...

  • Page 5: Safety Information

    Safety information Use only a dry cloth to clean the device. DO NOT place on uneven DO NOT expose to or use near liquids, rain, or or unstable work surfaces. Seek servicing if the casing moisture. has been damaged. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.

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    Important Safety Instructions Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Heed all warnings. Follow all instructions. Do not use this apparatus near water. Clean only with dry cloth. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

  • Page 7: License Notice And Trademark Acknowledgement For Dolby Digital

    About this user guide How this user guide is organized • Chapter 1: Getting started Provides the basic information about your ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player. • Chapter 2: Connecting to a network Provides the information on connecting your ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player to a network.

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    Download the latest firmwares, drivers, and utilities from the ASUS Support site at http://support.asus.com/. ASUS Forum Get the latest news and information about this product from the ASUS Forum site at http://vip.asus.com/forum/. Optional documentation Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty flyers, that may have been added by your dealer.

  • Page 9: Chapter 1: Getting Started

    Welcome Thank you for buying the ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player! ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player allows you to enjoy digital media files from external USB storage devices/hard disk drives, or memory cards to your TV or entertainment system.

  • Page 10: Specifications Summary

    Specifications summary Wireless Standard WiFi 802.11b/g/n Supported video formats MPEG1/2/4, H.264, VC-1, RM/RMVB Supported video file .mp4, .mov, .avi, .asf, .wmv, .flv, .mkv, .ts, m2ts, .dat, extension .mpg, .vob, .mts, .iso, .trp Supported audio formats MP3, WAV, AAC, OGG, FLAC, aiff, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS Digital Surround, PCM/LPCM, ID3 Tag Supported image formats...

  • Page 11: Getting To Know Your O!play Hd Media Player

    Connect a USB 2.0 device into this port. SD/MMC/MS/xD combo card slot Insert the SD/MMC/MS/xD card into this slot. IR (Infra-red) Receiver Allows you to control the HD media player using the IR remote control. ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player e7266_oplayminiplus_contents.ind3 3 3/2/12 11:00:44 AM...

  • Page 12: Rear Panel

    Rear panel Power (DC-In) input Insert the power adapter into this port. LAN port Connect to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub. eSATA/USB 2.0 combo port Connect a eSATA/USB 2.0 device such as an external hard drive into this port. Reset Button Use a pin or a paper clip to press this button to reset the device to its factory default settings.

  • Page 13: Remote Control

    Play / Pause Rewind Forward Stop Previous Next Share Option Home Page Audio Return Subtitle Menu Navigation/ OK keys Mute Volume up Shuffle Volume down Zoom in Netflix ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player e7266_oplayminiplus_contents.ind5 5 3/2/12 11:00:46 AM...

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    Press to view the Online Media menu. Press to display DVD files. Information Press to display the information about the movie, video, or music. Rewind Press to rewind the playback. Previous Returns to the previous media file. Share Press to share the current content to Facebook. Home Page Press to return to the Home menu.

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    Play / Pause Toggles between playback and pause. Eject Press to eject the disc from the external optical disk drive. Power on/off Turn the HD media player on or off ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player e7266_oplayminiplus_contents.ind7 7 3/2/12 11:00:51 AM...

  • Page 16: Getting Your O!play Hd Media Player Ready

    Getting your O!Play HD media player ready Connecting the power adapter To connect the power adapter: Connect the AC adapter to the DC-in port at the back of your HD media player. Connect the AC adapter to a power source. Connecting devices to your HD media player To connect devices to your HD media player: Do any of the following to connect a display to your HD media player:...

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    Insert a memory card such as SD/MMC/MS/xD cards into the appropriate card slot in the front panel of your HD media player. Use the S/PDIF cable to connect your audio system to your HD media player. ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player e7266_oplayminiplus_contents.ind9 9 3/2/12 11:00:54 AM...

  • Page 18: Starting For The First Time

    Starting for the first time When you start your HD media player for the first time, a series of screens appear to guide you in configuring the basic settings of your HD media player. To start for the first time: Turn on your HD media player and your HDTV, TV, or HDMI monitor.

  • Page 19: Chapter 2: Connecting To A Network

    Chapter 2 Connecting to a network Wired connection Use a RJ-45 cable to connect your HD media player to a home network, or a local area netwok (LAN). Connecting to a home network Desktop PC or Notebook SPLENDID MENU Router To connect to your network: Connect one end of the RJ-45 cable to the LAN port at the back of your HD media player and the other end to the LAN port of the router.

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    From the Home screen, press the left/right keys to navigate to Setup, then press Select Network > Wired Lan Setup and press Select Fix IP (Manual) as your setup type. Key in the IP Address and Subnet Mask using the navigation keys.

  • Page 21: Connecting To Your Local Area Network (lan)

    5. On your computer, you may manually configure the IP settings. For more details, refer to the section Configuring the network clients in this chapter. ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player e7266_oplayminiplus_contents.ind3 3 3/2/12 11:01:03 AM...

  • Page 22: Wireless Connection

    Wireless connection Accessing files wirelessly To access files wirelessly: 1. Connect all the necessary devices to set up your wireless network. Set up your wireless network to Ad-Hoc mode. • Refer to the documentation that came with your wireless router for details. •...

  • Page 23: Connecting To A Wireless Local Area Network (wlan)

    Configuring the network clients Setting an IP address for wired or wireless client To access the ASUS HD media player, you must have the correct TCP/IP settings on your wired or wireless clients or computers. Ensure that the clients’ IP addresses are within the same workgroup and subnet as the HD media player.

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    Windows XP OS ® Click Start > Control Panel > Network Connection. Right-click Local Area Connection then select Properties. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), then click Properties. Select Obtain an IP address automatically if you want the IP settings to be assigned automatically. Click OK when done.

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    Select Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4), then click Properties. Select Obtain an IP address automatically if you want the IP settings to be assigned automatically. Click OK when done. ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player e7266_oplayminiplus_contents.ind7 7 3/2/12 11:01:07 AM...

  • Page 26: Sharing Files Over The Network

    Sharing files over the network Sharing files under Windows XP OS ® To configure your computer to allow folders to be shared: Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connection > Network Setup Wizard. Select Turn on file and printer sharing.

  • Page 27: Sharing Files Under Windows ® Vista Os

    S/he can only change or delete the files s/he had shared. • Co-owner: Select this option to allow the user to view, add, change, or delete a shared file. When done, click Share. ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player e7266_oplayminiplus_contents.ind9 9 3/2/12 11:01:08 AM...

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    Sharing files from the Public folder The Public folder allows you to share your files with other people using your computer or with other users in the network. To share files from the Public folder: > Documents. Click From Favorite Links in the navigation pane, click Public. Put any files or folders that you want to share into any subfolders in the Public folder.

  • Page 29: Sharing Files Under Windows ® 7 Os

    ® On your computer, select the folder containing the files that you want to share. Right-click the folder, and select Properties. Click Sharing tab > Advanced Sharing..ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player 2-11 e7266_oplayminiplus_contents.ind11 11 3/2/12 11:01:10 AM...

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    Check the Share this folder item, then click Permissions. Select the network user that you want to share files, and set the access control options. Chapter 2: Network setup and services 2-12 e7266_oplayminiplus_contents.ind12 12 3/2/12 11:01:10 AM...

  • Page 31: Sharing Files Under Mac Os X 10.5.xx

    Select the user account Everyone. Repeat steps 2–3 to share other folders. When done, click Options..Tick Share files and folders using SMB, and click Done. ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player 2-13 e7266_oplayminiplus_contents.ind13 13 3/2/12 11:01:11 AM...

  • Page 32: Sharing Files Under Linux Os

    Sharing files under Linux OS To share files under Linux OS: On your computer, select the folder containing the files that you want to share. Right-click the folder, and click Sharing > Windows Sharing. From the Windows Sharing tab, tick the following items: Share this item and its contents, Allow all users, and Share Enabled.

  • Page 33: Chapter 3: Using Your O!play Mini Plus Hd Media Player

    Chapter 3 Using your O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD media player The Home screen The Home screen includes these main options: Photos, Music, Movies, Setup, IMS and File Manager. File Manager allows you to view all your media files in your storage devices. e7266_oplayminiplus_contents.ind1 1 3/2/12 11:01:14 AM...

  • Page 34: Configuring The O!play Mini Plus Settings

    Configuring the O!PLAY MINI PLUS settings To configure the O!PLAY MINI PLUS settings: From the Home screen, press the left/right keys left/right keys navigate to Setup, then press to navigate through System, Audio, Video, Press the left/right keys Network and MISC, then press to configure your selected category.

  • Page 35: Playing A Movie

    Press to increase the volume. Press to decrease the volume. Press to return to the previous video file. Press to go to the next video file. Press to disable audio output. ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player e7266_oplayminiplus_contents.ind3 3 3/2/12 11:01:18 AM...

  • Page 36: Playing A Movie

    Playing a movie To play a movie: From the Home screen, press the From the Home screen, press the left/right keys to navigate to Movies, then press Using the up/down keys , select the source of your movie file, then press Use the up/down keys Use the up/down keys up/down keys...

  • Page 37: Playing Music

    Press to increase the volume. Press to decrease the volume. Press to return to the previous music file. Press to go to the next music file. Press to disable audio output. ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player e7266_oplayminiplus_contents.ind5 5 3/2/12 11:01:23 AM...

  • Page 38: Playing A Music File

    Playing a music file To play a music file: From the Home screen, press the left/right keys to navigate to Music, then press Using the up/down keys up/down keys , select the source of your music file, then press Use the up/down keys up/down keys to locate the music that you want to listen.

  • Page 39: Configuring The Audio Playback Settings

    HD media player via an HDMI cable to a high-definition external display. SPDIF Output: Select this setting for the S/PDIF audio receiver. • ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player e7266_oplayminiplus_contents.ind7 7 3/2/12 11:01:32 AM...

  • Page 40: Viewing Photos

    Viewing photos Photo control buttons on the remote control Button Function Press to display the photo’s file information. Press to return to the previous screen. Press to toggle between playback and pause. Press to rewind the playback. Press repeatedly to change the rewinding speed to x1.5, x2, x4, x8, x16, x32, or normal speed (x1) Press to forward the playback.

  • Page 41: Viewing Photos

    Photos in the same source folder will be displayed in order. Press to pause the slideshow. Press to return to the source folder. ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player e7266_oplayminiplus_contents.ind9 9 3/2/12 11:01:38 AM...

  • Page 42: Setting The Background Music For The Slideshow

    Setting the background music for the slideshow To set the background music for the slideshow: Before viewing photos, go to Music and play music files first. to return to the Home screen and then go to Photo to start the Press photo slideshow.

  • Page 43: Streaming Online Media

    Leanback, Youtube XL, Facebook, Dailymotion, Internet Radio, Flickr, Picasa, RSS News, Mediafly, Yahoo Stock, Weather, Podcast, and others. • The online content is constantly added and updated. Visit the ASUS website at http://www.asus.com for the latest information. • Some Internet media services, such as Netflix, are only available in specific countries or areas.

  • Page 44: Online Streaming From Facebook

    Online streaming from Facebook Your O!PLAY Mini Plus provides you access to Facebook, allowing you to stream photos and videos from your Facebook account to your external display. It also allows you to publish videos and photos from your O!PLAY Mini Plus to your Facebook account.

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    Netflix account and press Sign into your Netflix account for the first time. Press the navigation keys to select from a variety of movies and TV shows. ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player 3-13 e7266_oplayminiplus_contents.ind13 13 3/2/12 11:01:50 AM...

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    To exit Netflix: When you press the Return key on the remote control to exit Netflix, a message will pop up to confirm if you want to exit Netflix or not. If you choose Yes, the system will direct you to the channel list page of the IMS menu. If you choose No, the pop-up window will disappear and stay in the same screen.

  • Page 47: Managing Your Files

    When you have entered the new name, navigate to the OK button on the virtual keyboard to confirm the new file or folder name. ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player 3-15 e7266_oplayminiplus_contents.ind15 15 3/2/12 11:01:55 AM...

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    Chapter 3: Using your O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player 3-16 e7266_oplayminiplus_contents.ind16 16 3/2/12 11:01:55 AM...

  • Page 49: Chapter 4: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting This section provides answers to some common problems that you may encounter while installing or using the ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD media player. These problems require simple troubleshooting that you can perform by yourself. Contact ASUS Technical Support if you encounter problems not mentioned in this section.

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    • Turn off your media player and wait for a few minutes before turning it on again or press the reset button at the back panel. • Ensure that the HDMI resolution of your TV supports 720p, 1080i, or 1080p. •...

  • Page 51: Audio

    If a file is not displayed on the screen, it most likely uses an unsupported bit rate or sample rate. Only use files with supported formats, bit rates, and sample rates. ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player e7266_oplayminiplus_contents.ind3 3 3/2/12 11:01:56 AM...

  • Page 52: Usb Storage Device

    USB storage device Q1. I cannot find any of my music, movie, or photo files. • Ensure that your USB storage device (USB Flash/USB HDD ) is not in standby mode. • Ensure that the files are supported file formats. Q2.

  • Page 53: Wired, Wi-fi, And Internet Connections

    USB upgrade 1. Visit ASUS support site (Drivers and Download) to download the latest firmware: http://support.asus.com/download/download. aspx?SLanguage=en-us • Use an USB flash drive loaded with latest firmware and follow the instructions (Attached PDF) to update. • If you are still unable to update the firmware, reset the system and perform the updating process again.

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    Contact your domain administrator or Microsoft Support for assistance. Q9. Can I access other online media websites? No. You can only access the online media services offered on your ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player. Please note that the content is constantly added and updated.

  • Page 55: Operation/function Failure

    Disconnect the AC adapter from the power source, then plug it in again. • Using a pointed object, press the reset button located at the rear panel. • If you still encounter the same problem, contact the ASUS Technical Support. ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player e7266_oplayminiplus_contents.ind7 7...

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  • Page 57: Appendices

    REACH Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical substances in our products at ASUS REACH website at http://csr.asus.com/english/index.aspx. Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: •...

  • Page 58: Canadian Department Of Communications Statement

    Canadian Department of Communications Statement This digital device does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital device set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications. This class B digital device complies with Canadian ICES-003. GNU General Public License Licensing information This product includes copyrighted third-party software licensed under the terms of...

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    Program or a portion of it, either verbatim or with modifications and/or translated into another language. (Hereinafter, translation is included without limitation in the term “modification”.) Each licensee is addressed as “you”. ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player e7266_oplayminiplus_contents.ind3 3 3/2/12 11:01:59 AM...

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    Activities other than copying, distribution and modification are not covered by this License; they are outside its scope. The act of running the Program is not restricted, and the output from the Program is covered only if its contents constitute a work based on the Program (independent of having been made by running the Program).

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    License. However, parties who have received copies, or rights, from you under this License will not have their licenses terminated so long as such parties remain in full compliance. ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player e7266_oplayminiplus_contents.ind5 5 3/2/12 11:01:59 AM...

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    You are not required to accept this License, since you have not signed it. However, nothing else grants you permission to modify or distribute the Program or its derivative works. These actions are prohibited by law if you do not accept this License. Therefore, by modifying or distributing the Program (or any work based on the Program), you indicate your acceptance of this License to do so, and all its terms and conditions for copying, distributing or modifying the Program or works based on it.

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    PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE PROGRAM TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER PROGRAMS), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. END OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player e7266_oplayminiplus_contents.ind7 7 3/2/12 11:02:00 AM...

  • Page 64: Asus Contact Information

    +1-510-739-3777 +1-510-608-4555 Web site usa.asus.com Technical Support Telephone +1-812-282-2787 Support fax +1-812-284-0883 Online support support.asus.com ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria) Address Harkort Str. 21-23, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany +49-2102-959911 Web site www.asus.de Online contact www.asus.de/sales Technical Support Component Telephone +49-1805-010923*...

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